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  • While available in many flavors, different letters like b, g, a and n stand behind Wi-Fi's more technical name, 802.11, to help discern one version from another according to characteristics like speed and compatibility.

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  • The company's later decision in 2001 to quit HomeRF, some say, was a tipping point that helped lead to Wi-Fi's success.

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  • Using the benchmarks stated above, there was already evidence not long after Wi-Fi's arrival to suggest that it would be the eventual victor.

    All for One

  • Intel quit HomeRF and became a board member in the Wi-Fi Alliance in September 2001, basing its decision on the increasing dominance of Wi-Fi's standard.

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  • Sprint hopes to make an end run around Wi-Fi's hot-spot problems by instead offering more potent flavor of Wi-Fi called mobile WiMax in the latter half of the year.

    Post-CES cell phone roundup

  • OF ENGINEERING, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY: Wi-Fi's useful because you can easily get an Internet connection without having to find a hardwire jack to plug into.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2005

  • "If you want to start streaming high-definition television signals from your set-top box to your plasma display, Wi-Fi's technological underpinnings are not well suited for that," Pulselink's Watkins said.

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  • And Wi-Fi's appeal may even extend to making voice calls over private wireless networks, where it's easier to control quality of service.

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  • Those grand projections stem from white spaces' ability to address two of Wi-Fi's weaknesses: the technology's short range and its trouble flowing through walls and trees. News

  • "The growth potential is huge," Rebello said, with 802.11n leading the charge outside Wi-Fi's traditional markets.



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